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Saturday, 11 July 2009

Calender girls card and York

It was my choice this month for the Calender girls card, all that lovely texture so I used one of the many techniques that I had learnt on Carol and Lynda`s on line course, it was a bit hard on Lynda as the card was for her.There book "Stitching the textured surface " arrived this week and it is full of exciting and brilliant ideas, available from www.d4daisy.com or the fibre in form website it is well worth the money.
This card was made with machined cords which were covered in gesso and then painted.


I picked these dock leaves when I was out walking the dog, the colours are great and the holes, I will get around to doing something with them one day.







We had a weekend in York, my birthday present to my husband,great weather and an amazing city, not just the minster which is superb, we stayed and listened to a service the acoustics are fantastic.












These two tapestries were part of a bigger piece,lovely work and a great stump work sheep.
















Quite a few of the tombs had these effigies decorating them.
















We walked all the way round the city walls, York is unique as so many old building are so well preserved, below is one of the many gatehouses protecting the river.







































































We had a sort of four poster bed to sleep in and the plumbing was about the same era.It was a great weekend but we shall have to go back as we didnt get into Betty `s for tea as it was too busy.





















3 comments:

sandra wyman said...

You went to York and missed Betty's? That is tragic!

Shirley Anne Sherris said...

Hi
The card is an excellent representation of the glacier image. I'm sure Lynda will love it.
I bought her book too.
York isn't far from us. we go there fairly regularly especially to the railway museum with our grandson.
Cheers

Heather said...

Love your interpretation for the calendar card and those dock leaves look as if they've already been made from Lutrador - they are so lovely. Your images of York are beautiful - it is a wonderful place. Thanks for the comment you left on my blog. I will try to get a photo of the ragrug hanging, but it is rather large and difficult to fit in all in one go. I might have to do another top, middle and bottom job on it.